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  2. Hong Kong's Carrie Lam delays election for 1 year, cites COVID-19 as justification  Global News
  3. Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'  BBC News
  4. Colby Cosh: The last vestiges of Hong Kong 'democracy'  National Post
  5. The Guardian view on delaying elections: it's what autocrats do  The Guardian
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Chinese state television says Hong Kong police ordered arrest of the six activists on charges of violating security law.Chinese state television says Hong Kong police ordered arrest of the six activists on charges of violating security law.

Hong Kong 'issues arrest warrants' for exiled democracy activists | China News | Al Jazeera

Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday, but the city's force refused to comment.Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday, but the city's force refused to comment.

Hong Kong police order arrest of exiled activists: China state media | CTV News

The move comes weeks after China imposed a controversial national security law on Hong Kong.The move comes weeks after China imposed a controversial national security law on Hong Kong.

Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns' - BBC News

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the rescheduling represented “only the most recent in a growing list of broken promises by Beijing.”

White House condemns Hong Kong election delay after Trump suggests postponing U.S. election - POLITICO

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the elections originally scheduled for Sept. 6 will be delayed by a full year. This is obviously troubling

Colby Cosh: The last vestiges of Hong Kong 'democracy' | National Post

Colby Cosh: The last vestiges of Hong Kong 'democracy' | National Post

Chinese state television said on Friday that Hong Kong authorities had issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists who fled the city and are suspected of violating a national security law that came into effect on June 30. It named the six as Nathan Law, Wayne Chan Ka-kui, Honcques Laus, SamuelChinese state television said on Friday that Hong Kong authorities had issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists who fled the city and are suspected of violating a national security law that came into effect on June 30. It named the six as Nathan Law, Wayne Chan Ka-kui, Honcques Laus, Samuel

Arrest warrants issued for six Hong Kong democracy activists: CCTV

The EU's recent penalties against China for its actions in Hong Kong are welcome, writes pro-democracy activist Nathan Law. But they need to go further, as it’s the only way to halt China's increasing authoritarianism.The EU's recent penalties against China for its actions in Hong Kong are welcome, writes pro-democracy activist Nathan Law. But they need to go further, as it’s the only way to halt China's increasing authoritarianism.

Opinion: Only sanctions will make China stop and think | Opinion | DW | 31.07.2020

An emerging New Cold War?An emerging New Cold War?

Hong Kong Crisis: How Far Will China Go? – The Diplomat

SHANGHAI/BERLIN (REUTERS) - China's embassy in Germany condemned Berlin's suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, a move Germany said was a response to the postponement of an election in the Chinese city.. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -SHANGHAI/BERLIN (REUTERS) - China's embassy in Germany condemned Berlin's suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, a move Germany said was a response to the postponement

China embassy criticises Germany's suspension of extradition treaty with Hong Kong, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's democracy camp will continue to fight communist China's crackdown on political freedoms, activists vowed Friday after a devastating month of election disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and protest figures fleeing overseas.HONG KONG - Hong Kong's democracy camp will continue to fight communist China's crackdown on political freedoms, activists vowed Friday after a devastating month of election disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and protest figures fleeing overseas.

Defiant Hong Kong activists vow to resist China crackdown

The Chinese Embassy in Germany issued a statement on Friday expressing strong indignation over and firm opposition to the remarks made by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas regarding Hong Kong affairs.

China opposes wrong remarks by German FM regarding HK affairs - CGTN

An open letter to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.An open letter to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.

Hong Kong’s arrest warrants for activists overseas show that exile and foreign nationality are no protection against the city’s sweeping national security law, one of the targeted dissidents has warned. Democracy campaigner and US citizen Samuel Chu, who runs the Hong Kong Democracy Council in Washington, said Friday he had learned he is wanted for allegedly “inciting secession and […]

Exile is no protection from Hong Kong security law, says US dissident Samuel Chu - wanted for 'secession' | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

China's ambassador to the UK on Thursday warned that Beijing would stop recognising British national (overseas) passports.China's ambassador to the UK on Thursday warned that Beijing would stop recognising British national (overseas) passports.

Hong Kong: China threatens to stop recognizing UK-issued passports - Business Insider

Foreign ministries should reject the new National Security Law that China imposed on Hong Kong, and act to uphold human rights in the city, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter from 17 nongovernmental organizations.

Global Call to Reject Hong Kong Security Law | Human Rights Watch

Political and economic uncertainties may drive a new exodusPolitical and economic uncertainties may drive a new exodus

One country, two passports - Many Hong Kongers are considering emigration | China | The Economist

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city's legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city's legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains.

Hong Kong delays election citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical - Reuters

Disqualified candidates include prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong

Hong Kong bars 12 pro-democracy candidates from election, citing opposition to security law | National Post

"Academic staff...are no longer free to make controversial statements to the general public about politically or socially controversial matters," one of them writes."Academic staff...are no longer free to make controversial statements to the general public about politically or socially controversial matters," one of them writes.

2 Pro-Democracy University Employees in Hong Kong Fired as Beijing-Imposed National Security Law Takes Effect – Reason.com

City officials did a quick U-turn in the face of public anger, after viral photos showed workers eating lunch on curbs and bridges in the hot sun.City officials did a quick U-turn in the face of public anger, after viral photos showed workers eating lunch on curbs and bridges in the hot sun.

Tony Chung, leader of the pro-independence group Studentlocalism, is among four people arrested. Police say the accused sought to establish a republic and unite all pro-independence forces. The four activists risk life imprisonment. The authorities are cracking down on dissent. Carrie Lam fears that pro-democracy forces will win the next elections. Tony Chung, leader of the pro-independence group Studentlocalism, is among four people arrested. Police say the accused sought to establish a republic and unite all pro-independence forces. The four activists risk life imprisonment. The authorities are cracking down on dissent. Carrie Lam fears that pro-democracy forces will win the next elections.

HONG KONG – CHINA First arrests for ‘inciting secession’ under Hong Kong’s new security law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.

Hong Kong officials reversed an all-day ban on dining inside restaurants after the measure was met with criticism.Hong Kong officials reversed an all-day ban on dining inside restaurants after the measure was met with criticism.

Hong Kong officials reverse ban on dine-in restaurants after public criticism | TheHill

Hong Kong officials reversed an all-day ban on dining inside restaurants after the measure was met with criticism.Hong Kong officials reversed an all-day ban on dining inside restaurants after the measure was met with criticism.

Hong Kong officials reverse ban on dine-in restaurants after public criticism | TheHill

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, postponed the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council election for a year in ...Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, postponed the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council election for a year in ...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Postpones Election by One Year in Unprecedented Move

Lockdowns, campus protection and the new security law risk permanently cutting off scholars from the city and wider world, says Michael O’SullivanLockdowns, campus protection and the new security law risk permanently cutting off scholars from the city and wider world, says Michael O’Sullivan

Hong Kong’s academics are being isolated in more ways than one | Times Higher Education (THE)

Ordinary Hong Kong residents have likened the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administration Region to a silver bullet or a guardian able to protect their peaceful daily life and freedom to speak up.

Hong Kong residents see changes for the better brought about by national security law - Global Times

The delay has marked a setback for the anti-China camp, which had aimed to win a majority of seats in the legislature. Joshua Wong, one of the disqualified candidates, said their resistance will continue despite crackdowns under the new security law.The delay has marked a setback for the anti-China camp, which had aimed to win a majority of seats in the legislature. Joshua Wong, one of the disqualified candidates, said their resistance will continue despite crackdowns under the new security law.

Hong Kong's Lam delays election after barring opposition candidates

Those denied permission to stand in legislative elections include incumbent lawmakers, district councilors, and former student protest leader Joshua Wong.Those denied permission to stand in legislative elections include incumbent lawmakers, district councilors, and former student protest leader Joshua Wong.

Hong Kong Officials Disqualify 12 Pro-Democracy Election Hopefuls

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes her emergency powers to postpone the city’s September legislative election by one year, citing coronavirus resurgence as reason.Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes her emergency powers to postpone the city’s September legislative election by one year, citing coronavirus resurgence as reason.

Hong Kong leader uses emergency powers to postpone legislative election for a year — RT World News

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The move is seen as a further sign of Beijing's tightening hold on the city after the passage of a controversial security law.The move is seen as a further sign of Beijing's tightening hold on the city after the passage of a controversial security law.

China bars protest leaders from running in upcoming Hong Kong elections

The pro-democracy candidates had hoped to obtain a majority in the upcoming elections.The pro-democracy candidates had hoped to obtain a majority in the upcoming elections.

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition candidates from legislative election | Euronews

HONG KONG, July 31 — Chinese state television said today that Hong Kong authorities had issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists who fled the territory and are suspected of violating sweeping national security legislation that came into effect a month ago. CCTV said the six were...HONG KONG, July 31 — Chinese state television said today that Hong Kong authorities had issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists who fled the territory and are suspected of violating sweeping national security legislation that came into effect a month ago. CCTV said the six were...

Arrest warrants issued for six Hong Kong democracy activists, reports CCTV | World | Malay Mail

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police have ordered the arrests of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late on Friday, but the city’s force refused to comment.

Hong Kong police order arrests of exiled activists | New Straits Times

Hong Kong democrats barred from standing in September’s Legislative Council election have urged citizens to fight on, as they vowed to resist “blatant, relentless political oppression.” On Thursday, officers at the Electoral Affairs Commission informed the 12 election hopefuls that their nominations had been ruled invalid. The returning officers told the candidates their “intention” to […]

'Not the end of the world': democrats urge Hongkongers to fight on following mass disqualification | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

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Pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are criticizing the government's decision to postpone Legislative Council elections for one year.Pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are criticizing the government's decision to postpone Legislative Council elections for one year.

HK pro-democracy camp slams vote postponement | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Denunciation comes on heels of President Donald Trump suggesting delay to US' November polls - Anadolu AgencyDenunciation comes on heels of President Donald Trump suggesting delay to US' November polls - Anadolu Agency

White House condemns delay in Hong Kong elections

Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four people for pro-independence online posts, citing a newly enacted Chinese national security law.Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four people for pro-independence online posts, citing a newly enacted Chinese national security law.

Hong Kong police arrest 4 for online posts | TheHill

Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four people for pro-independence online posts, citing a newly enacted Chinese national security law.Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four people for pro-independence online posts, citing a newly enacted Chinese national security law.

Hong Kong police arrest 4 for online posts | TheHill

HONG KONG - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Friday (July 31) the reasons for disqualifying him from running in elections for the legislature were "invalid and ridiculous." Wong said in a statement Hong Kong's new national security was a "legal weapon used against dissidents". On Thursday, Hong Kong disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a...HONG KONG - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Friday (July 31) the reasons for disqualifying him from running in elections for the legislature were "invalid and ridiculous." Wong said in a statement Hong Kong's new national security was a "legal weapon used against dissidents". On Thursday, Hong Kong disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a...

Joshua Wong says his disqualification from Hong Kong poll 'invalid and ridiculous', China News - AsiaOne